from Kampf und Muscatiello 2003
published in J Hosp Infect 55(4):295-8
DOI 10.1016/j.jhin.2003.09.001

Dermal tolerance of Sterillium, a propanol-based hand rub

Sterillium has very good skin tolerability

In this study, the dermal tolerance of Sterillium® was analysed in 2 phases. During the first phase, two of the 55 test subjects had a barely perceptible minimal erythema at one of nine time points. None of the other test participants had a skin reaction. During the second study period, all test subjects showed no perceptible skin reaction or change 24, 48 and 72 hours after the application of the disinfectant. Sterillium® has no clinically relevant potential for dermal irritation or sensitisation. According to the authors, the very good skin compatibility of Sterillium® can contribute to enhanced compliance in hand hygiene.